University of Bath

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (AAPS) (Taught)

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Course summary

The AAPS CDT at the University of Bath is recruiting its fourth cohort starting in September 2022. AAPS is a 4-year transdisciplinary research programme that integrates a one-year MRes with a three to four-year PhD which combine to give both comprehensive skills training and detailed knowledge in your chosen subject area alongside colleagues working across a broad spectrum of challenges facing the Industry. AAPS offers at least 10 fully-funded studentships each September. Studentships cover stipend, fees and research support budget. The AAPS CDT is where science, behaviour change and future engineering meet. We support the thought and future leaders of mobility. Bringing together industry, academics and students to pioneer and shape the transition to clean, sustainable mobility for all. The AAPS community is both stretching and supportive, encouraging our students to explore their research in a challenging but highly collaborative way. MRes Year The MRes year is conducted as an interdisciplinary cohort and consists of bespoke taught units, group work and Integrative Think Tanks (ITTs). You will develop foundation knowledge of the challenges facing the automotive sector as it evolves to address the zero emissions future, as well as developing commercial and management skills, learning how to work as part of, as well as leading, a team. Programme content includes • Systems thinking and insights framework to practice innovation and how to work in trans-disciplinary teams • Propulsion technologies and their roadmaps for development over the next 40 years • Business practices and the stakeholders, structure and challenges within the industry. • Guest lectures from industry and governmental organisations • Bespoke research skills programme PhD Phase- Throughout your time with AAPS you will benefit from our training activities such mentoring future cohorts and participation in centre activities such as masterclasses, research seminars, think tanks and guest lectures. There are also opportunities to undertake industrial placements and academic secondments.

Course details


MRes Unit Breakdown - Propulsion Technology - Strategic and Innovative Thinking - Automotive Propulsion System Evaluation - Business Processes - Innovation - Thesis Formulation Project - Student Led Symposium and Integrative Think Tanks

Assessment method

The MRes year is a 12-month taught programme which is split over the two teaching semesters and the summer period. You will take 60 credits of taught courses as well as undertake a 30 credit MRes Thesis Formulation Report. There are no exams used for assessment. During years two – four, you will have research, and the preparation of a thesis, as your main focus. A Ph.D. thesis should be submitted within four years of joining AAPS with regular progress reports submitted.

Entry requirements

**We welcome applications from UK and EU graduates.** **Eligibility** • To apply for this programme, you should have a first class or strong second class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent. **English Proficiency** • If English is not your first language, the requirements for this programme are • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components. • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components • If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level. • Please check our English language requirements for further information. **Learn Experience** • You should be a highly ambitious individual who id interested in conducting a PhD whilst simultaneously developing transdisciplinary team-working skills and engaging with industrial partners.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our integrated programme lasts four to five years (full time). We have at least 10 fully funded 4-year studentships available for all students accepted from the UK. You may also receive funding from one of our external partnership organisations. Your studentship covers: • UK University fees • Payment of a tax-free maintenance stipend (£15,609 pa—2021/22 rate) • Training support fund (£1000/year) • AAPS training activities • Office space and computing facilities You can apply for more funding to support your placement and any national and international academic exchanges once you have registered. **International Applicants** We may be able to secure full studentship funding to support exceptional international students. If you already have funding or would like to apply for funding, please apply directly through our Doctoral College including all the information outlined below. If you're a student from outside the UK, you may be eligible for country-specific funding. For more information on funding, please visit our website here
Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (AAPS) at University of Bath - UCAS